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Thursday, May 30, 2013

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LCM@FGCU Aquatic Center
Air temp 72, Water temp 78
Partly cloudy, humidity at 68%

Warm Up
200 FR as 50CU/25RA/25LA/50 SPL-28
200 FR as 2(50 Smooth, 50 Fast)

*Set 1*
2000 Fr as 4(100 Steady, 200 Strong, 100 Fast)
---200 BK/FR by 100
---10 min talking

*Set 2*
16x50 FR on :50 @800 target pace :40
*1...14)39-38, 15&16) 36-36

Warm Down
400 FR Smooth

Comments
For the first time in months swimming a straight 2000 felt good again. In Set 2, the 50s pace felt steady up to #6 and from there required increasing effort to stay on the pace. My friend Jose was swimming at 36/50 pace, so I pushed the last two 50s to give him a race. My freestyle is in a fragile state and if I swim fast or really strong too soon, my stroke becomes less efficient.

In the Pan Pacific Championship Men's 800 Meter (Event #2), Wednesday June 5, I am in heat 14, lane 3 with a 10:58.5, and Jose is in heat 17, lane 4 with 9:49.5.

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  1. pwb's Avatar
    I have a strong suspicion people might accuse you of sandbagging on your 800 time. I think you'll handily beat your entry time.
  2. fdtotten's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    I have a strong suspicion people might accuse you of sandbagging on your 800 time. I think you'll handily beat your entry time.
    Thanks for the encouraging comment! That 800 entry time was a guess as I have never competed in an LCM meet ever. At the time I entered the event I was swimming at 1:26-1:27/100 pace for workout 200s to 500s repeats and was hoping to eventually swim an 800 under 11:00.